Parenting Little Heathens

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Parenting Little Heathens

Atheists don't have a lot of parenting resources that speak directly to them. Come chat about all things parenting here.

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Welcome to Parenting Little Heathens

Hi moms and dads. Welcome to the parenting without religion group here at A|N. Please feel free to post an introduction, tell us about yourself or if you'd rather not, just jump right into any discussion.

Before you get started I would like you to be familiar with our Posting Rules and Guidelines. This will help clarify what this group is and what topics are appropriate or inappropriate.

Also, you might be interested in our list of atheist related parenting resources list. This is a work in progress, if you've found something you think is a good fit please post a reply and I'll see about adding it.

If at any time you would like to contact me, the easiest way is to send a private message through my page. However, in order to send any member a PM you must first be their friend.

Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

Kids as video game addicts

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Sep 4. 4 Replies

…your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs.…Continue

Tags: video game addiction

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 8. 3 Replies

A traumatic brain injury sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness as an adult.Dr. Topolovec-Vranic looked at data on 111 homeless men aged 27 to 81 years…Continue

Tags: homeless, childhood brain injury

Kids Eat Less, Still Gain Weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28. 1 Reply

Here's Why Kids Are Still Getting More ObeseIf your kids are overweight,…Continue

Tags: causes, childhood obesity

Pollution kills more than a quarter of babes under five

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18. 0 Replies

More than a quarter of all children who die before five are killed by pollution!... deaths that year could be attributed to toxic environments. The causes ranged from air, water, and soil…Continue

Tags: child mortality, pollution

How to soothe crying baby

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton shares a secret of the trade in how to calm a crying baby.Continue

Tags: to stop a crying babe

Encourage adequate sleep if child is obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Meta-analysis finds that children who sleep more are much less likely to be obese. For every additional hour of sleep, the risk of obesity was reduced by 21%.…Continue

Tags: childhood obesity, poor sleep habits

Belgian river polio contamination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24, 2015. 0 Replies

If you're in Belgium, take note. Forty five liters of live concentrated polio virus was dumped into the the Lasne and Dyle rivers on September 2nd.…Continue

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, polio threat

Food supply to collapse by 2040

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Concerned parent Jul 24, 2015. 2 Replies

New Research…Continue

Tags: stop TPP, mass starvation by 2040

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17, 2015. 0 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Second hand smoke linked to ADHD

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smokingChildren exposed to tobacco…Continue

Tags: ADHD, second hand smoke

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Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 8:27pm
Sorry if the fighting (or whatever) has turned people off, that is sad. I was hoping this board would be a haven for people who don't have heathen parent friends IRL. But now I see that I guess poor people are from podunk towns who live off the government and don't pay any taxes and just take take take. Utter BULLSHIT

We're freethinkers, we're supposed to be enlightened and understand another's point of view, but hollee FSM when someone tries to inject some differing opinions based on true life experiences, they're pretty much called a welfare whore. Nice to make judgements faith

Nice. No wonder they call us angry.

Sorry realitychick, I did like the lightbulb joke
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 8:15pm
I'm glad I could illuminate. Thanks for lightening up the Wall discussion.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 7:39pm
Wow ... that was profoundly enlightening. It's gonna take awhile to get this bulb changed over here.
However, your lil' ones have a "bright" future!
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:54pm
Was that a rhetorical question?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:33pm
Wait, wait. I forgot a few. One to chase the toddler who grabbed the old bulb. One to then clean up the smashed bulb in the corner. One to hold back all the wee ones while that broken bulb is cleaned up.

Then the agnostics: One to claim no knowledge of whether the bulb needs or doesn't need to be changed.

And one to feed the baby.
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:29pm
Six.

One to say he doesn't believe the light bulb needs changing. One to say she believes the light bulb doesn't need changing. One to test the bulb to see if it actually needs changing. One to refute the Intelligent Light proponents who believe the light bulb was meant to go out and will change itself if it is meant to be changed.

And one to turn on a flashlight while yet another changes the bulb successfully. The latter will immediately be claimed by Intelligent Light proponents as an agent of the Intelligence working through her.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 6:22pm
So, how many heathen parents does it take to change a light bulb?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:21pm
Why, thank you. It matches the hair on my back. :D
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:05pm
This thread got totally out of hand. I've been following it and glad not to be a part of it. I suggest that everyone just end this discussion. But even if that doesn't happen, no need to leave the group. Just ignore the wall. At least until something more interesting comes up. Hey, I'll start. Let's talk about how awesome I am.

Discuss.
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 2, 2009 at 4:50pm
I'm leaving the community. Maybe one day when I have time and motivation I'll start an alternate parenting group on A/N with moderated comments. Sorry but I don't deal well with fighting. It's just exhausting and I have a real life for that. No hard feelings to any individual members and you're all still free to private message me. I won't be able to read any responses on this comment wall though, as I am leaving. Peace.
 

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